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Weekly Market Notes for February 05, 2015

Hello Market Friends:

I don't like to nag. And I know it's cold out. But as friends of the market, I hope you'll realize that it really matters to have your support on wintry days, when the farmers and vendors have to put an extra push on to make the trip. Actually, I'd like to encourage you to buy more than usual when the weather is worse than usual! This is how you can help to ensure that your favourite local and organic food producers will still be around when the flowers bloom and we're strolling in the leafy shade of Dufferin Grove. And yes, that day will come again.

Andrew Akiwenzie will not be able to attend this week, and Ying Ying Soy (Ming) will be absent, so all the vendors will have spots inside. We'll have ferments, sweet and savoury pies, soups and salads to take home ready to eat, as well as plenty of ingredients for cozy cooking on the weekend.

Beretta Farms has lots of February specials!

  • Organic Bone In Chicken Breast, regularly $21.44/kg, on for $17.15/kg
  • Organic Lean Ground Beef, regularly $16.00/kg, on for $14.40/kg
  • Organic Pork Breakfast Sausage, regularly $6.99/each, on for $5.99/each
  • Organic Tenderloin Steak, regularly $81.68/kg, on for $61.26/kg
  • Beretta Reserve Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast, regularly $24.05/kg, on for $23.25/kg
  • Organic Lean Stewing Beef, regularly $27.35/kg, on for $25.35/kg

They've also asked to introduce you to Sweetpea Baby Foods, which are locally made using all organic ingredients, including some with Beretta meats. The babyfood purees will be offered at a very special price of $2.99/box, and wholegrain baby cookies will be $5.99/package.

From Jutta Mason: “For those of you who come to the park to skate -- here's my editorial in the February park newsletter: To use a good old farming metaphor -- eventually the chickens will come home to roost. Feel free to pass this link on to whoever you think needs to read it.”

See you at the market!

Anne Freeman

Vendors this week, and where to find them:

(The Rinkhouse entrance is at the north end of the building, the Garage at the south.)

  • Ali Harris (fish sandwiches, fritters, hemp pesto, beverages), Rinkhouse
  • Bees Universe (honey and bee products), Rinkhouse
  • Beretta Farms (organic and naturally raised meats), Garage
  • Best Baa (sheep's milk cheeses, yogurt), Rinkhouse
  • ChocoSol (coffee and chocolate), Garage
  • Country Meadows (olives, oil, eggs, cheese), Rinkhouse
  • DeFloured(gluten-free baking), Rinkhouse
  • Dufferin Park Bakers (wood-fired oven breads, soups,and snacks), Rinkhouse
  • Earth and City (raw foods and warm drinks), Garage
  • Forbes Wild Foods (dried mushrooms, nuts, syrup, preserves), Rinkhouse
  • Kind Organics (sprouts, salad mixes, teas, chocolate), Rinkhouse
  • Marvellous Edibles (organic vegetables, poultry and pork, baking), Rinkhouse
  • Spade & Spoon (jams, pickles, soups), Rinkhouse
  • Ted Thorpe & Plan B (organic veggies and fruits), Garage

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